Maui, HI ( Healing Waters Sanctuary, an alternative healing center located in Maui, Hawaii, has announced Level 1 training, Essence. The training for healers will be held Feb. 15 to 18, 2013 in Haiku, Hawaii with a clinic following on Feb. 19, 2013.

The training for healers began in Brazil under the supervision of Andy Marcus, a healing practitioner in Maui. The basis, which Marcus refers to as essence, is to create a deeper connection to water work, including watsu and aquatic therapies. This is combined with the core that Marcus believes every healer should connect to while working on practitioners, no matter what modality they practice. This core includes connecting to the client, being aware and perceptive of the client, and carrying a connection and presence. Marcus specifically works with modalities of the breath, water and Craniosacral therapies for this connection.

The training for healers is inclusive of the role of the healing practitioner when practicing Craniosacral Aquatica or other healing modalities. To learn about this role, students will practice with demonstrations and exercises on land and in the water. The approach will be inclusive of authentic movement and remaining in a neutral state to guide and heal the client. The training will also include connecting to the breath, understanding qualities of the water and how it is used for healing, how to connect to the fluidity of the body, supporting someone in the water and combining Craniosacral and aquatic therapies as an integrative modality for healing.

The training for healers will not only offer integrative modalities and practice for any type of healer. It will also assist those that are interested in learning about self–care or the philosophies of alternative healing. The training is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the modality of Craniosacral Aquatica.

The innovation of Craniosacral Aquatica is an integrative modality that Marcus has developed through time. This is based on his practice in watsu, aquatic therapies, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and a study of other modalities. This modality works with the water becoming the supportive element for healing while Craniosacral Therapy. This combination is known to assist with healing deeper traumas and wounds, including imprints from the womb that many carry throughout their lives.

The first training for healers is limited to 4 to 6 people and will take place in Haiku, Hawaii. Subsequent trainings will be offered either monthly or bimonthly. If you would like to pre-register for this course, then visit Healing Waters Sanctuary.